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(DVD) Sex and the City

Posted by T on November 21, 2007
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This was an HBO series aimed at modern young women that is now available on DVD. It was a six-year sensation spanning the new millennium. Continue reading…

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Movie. The Architects, 1990.

Posted by T on October 29, 2007
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This may be the first east-west German reconciliation movie ever, having been begun on the east side before the wall fell, and completed after. Continue reading…

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Movie. Third Man, 1949. (HIx: 0)

Posted by T on October 06, 2007
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This is a cloak-and-dagger story in the manner of a Continue reading…

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Movie. Freedom Writers, 2007

Posted by T on June 12, 2007
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Hilary Swank is bright-eyed, idealistic teacher in a recently-integrated LA public Continue reading…

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Movie. Citizen Kane, 1941. (HIx: 0)

Posted by T on May 23, 2007
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Kane, a powerful newspaper magnate, dies. The news team fans out to get a story on his last word, “Rosebud.” This leads to a series of interviews with various associates, through which the entire story of his life is told from several perspectives. The upshot is that he was a man that came into great wealth, and tried to buy the love of the proletariat and women by starting progressive newspapers and opera houses; but he died Continue reading…

Movie. Amen, 2002.

Posted by T on May 19, 2007
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Another holocaust film, this one a heavily fictionalized story of SS officer Continue reading…

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Movie. Dreamlife of Angels, 1998. (HIx: 3)

Posted by T on April 24, 2007
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What is a chick flick? Well, a young boy would define it something like this: nothing ever happens; there’s a lot of talking and a lot of dancing; at the end some people get married.

I’m going to define a new genre for this movie: French existentialist chick flick. Continue reading…

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Movie. Good Bye Lenin, 2003.

Posted by T on April 14, 2007
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The story is of a couple with a young son and daughter in East Berlin during a time Continue reading…

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Movie. Guess Who, 2005.

Posted by T on April 12, 2007
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This is a sort of remake of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, with the races of the young couple swapped.

However, the intervening forty years have brought massive changes to the mores of society, and this is reflected in the mores of the movie. The triumph of the sexual revolution that was just beginning there is now complete: normalized, institutionalized, expected: Continue reading…

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Movie. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1967.

Posted by T on March 26, 2007
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In each generation, it appears that Hollywood produces one centerpiece sermon Continue reading…

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Movie. Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947.

Posted by T on March 13, 2007
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Gregory Peck is a newspaper feature-writer assigned to write on “anti-semitism.” He decides to investigate the subject by pretending to be a Jew in his daily life, and observing how others react to that fact. Doing so, he discovers “anti-semitism” bursting Continue reading…

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Movie. Intolerance, 1916.

Posted by T on March 05, 2007
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In this film, David Wark Griffith tells four stories in parallel, three from history, and one fictional modern one. The historical episodes are the fall of ancient Babylon, the crucifixion of Christ, and the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of the Huguenots. The modern story tracks a young woman and man that find each other but seem to be fated to lose Continue reading…

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Movie. Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light), 1932.

Posted by T on February 12, 2007
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The setting is a dark but beautiful village in the Tirolian Alps, full of sad people. They are both drawn Continue reading…

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Movie. Nixon, 1995.

Posted by T on January 30, 2007
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This is Oliver Stone’s spin on Nixon.

The movie does to Nixon what Amadeus did to Continue reading…

Movie. The Tunnel, 2001.

Posted by T on December 23, 2006
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Original German: Der Tunnel

(Rats. I tried to post this yesterday but the terminal timed out. Then, it would have been posted from Berlin: very apropos! Instead, you get it from Leipzig.)

This is the true story of some guys that make an elaborate attempt to help loved ones to escape from East Continue reading…

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